social rights across Teesside and the North East using a rights-based approach
(Published on 27/06/2019)
The Social Rights Alliance North East invites you to join us in conversation and planning around how we can advance social rights across the North East.
Access to housing, education, social security, health and food are globally recognised as human rights. The UK has ratified several international treaties that say so. Despite this, poverty and destitution are on the rise, wages stagnate and housing situations worsen. The North East is often hit the hardest by damaging government policies and growing levels of inequality.
International human rights law provides useful and innovative discourses and tools for those working on issues as diverse as welfare, poverty, child rights, non-discrimination, mental health or workers’ rights.
The event will focus on:
LISTENING to the experiences of those working on the ground and exploring the issues around economic and social rights in the North East. We will hear from Tracey Herrington at Thrive Teeside about their work engaging local and national politicians with the socio-economic duty. Jennifer Laws will also share Asylum Matters' experience of working on a large collaborative campaign - Lift The Ban.
NETWORKING to make new connections and gain inspiration from fantastic work happening across the region.
Wed 10th July 13:00-16:00 FREE EVENT
Acklam Green Centre, Middlesbrough, TS5 4JS
CREATING ideas and plans for how to move forward and instigate the change we want to see together.